Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00:00
BTS aims to double revenue in five years
BTS Group Holdings aims to more than double its annual revenue within the next five years, driven mainly by its involvement in big infrastructure projects. The company is awaiting the release of the terms of reference for high-speed and double-track rail projects planned for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:00:00
Pace of EEC rail projects picks up
PLANNED high-speed and double-track rail projects to serve the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) are expected to begin services in 2023, with an investment value of Bt296.42 billion alone flagged for the high-speed train service, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) said.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:48:12
Bidders to be invited in April for Bt200-billion high-speed rail project linking three airports
The planned project to build a high-speed rail route connecting three of Thailand’s main international airports is expected to start inviting potential bidders in April, Deputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn said on Tuesday.
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:00:00
Rail project pitched at Japan investors
THAILAND is seeking to have Japan’s Kyushu Railway Co come on board for the proposed Bangkok-Rayong high-speed train service and join the bidding for the key project when it is opened to investors, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Completion of high-speed Southeast Asian rail link is still far down the track
WITH PROGRESS made in rail projects in Laos and Thailand, China has advanced its dream of a trans-Asian railway network to link Southeast Asia. But no one can predict when the dream will become true, as many countries in the region remain at different stages of development and commitment.
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:00:00
China’s Silk Road revival hits rough patch
From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China’s push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping’s presidency.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:07:00
First training of Chinese engineers for high-speed rail project
Thailand’s Council of Engineers on Monday completed a four-day training programme with 77 Chinese engineers in the city of Tienjin.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:00:00
Exim Thailand looks at joint loans with China
EXPORT-IMPORT Bank of Thailand (EXIM) is seeking a partnership with the Export-Import Bank of China to jointly provide loans for the high-speed rail project in Thailand as well as power projects in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam(CLMV).
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:22:20
Go-ahead for Nakon Ratchasima rail elevation project
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s mobile Cabinet meeting in Nakon Ratchasima yesterday approved a Bt2.6 billion plan to elevate an inner-city section of the Map Krabao-Jira double track rail project to avoid inconvenience to city residents and commuters.
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:00:00
Bigger Chinese stake in railway eyed
INDONESIA may offer China a majority stake, possibly up to 90 per cent, in the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail (HSR) project, to speed things up and reduce its risks.
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:00:00
High-speed rail a disaster? Thanks to Article 44 we don’t know
Re: “Thai-Chinese rail project: The arduous task of finding ‘win-win’ formula’”, The Nation, yesterday.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:00:00
Thai-Chinese rail project: The arduous task of finding ‘win-win’ formula
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in town earlier this week and, to nobody’s surprise, the main topic he raised with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was the Thai-Chinese railway project.
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:47:22
Bt1.7-bn budget proposed for high-speed rail design
The Transport Ministry has proposed to the Cabinet a Bt1.7 billion price tag for the design of the high-speed rail project.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:48:07
Ministry ready to accept loan of Bt170 bn for Thai-Chinese rail project: Apisak
The Finance Ministry is ready to accept a massive loan of up to Bt170 billion to finance the Thai-Chinese high-speed train project pending the Transport Ministry’s final proposal on the controversial scheme, Finance Minister Apisak Tantiworawong says.
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:40:10
New Democracy activist Rangisman Rome arrested by police
Rangsiman Rome, a noted activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM), was taken in by police on Sunday with an “unseen” arrest warrant.
His arrest comes a day before he was due to ask the junta government to disclose details of the controversial Thai-Chinese rail project.